|Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
1720 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
|"As envisioned by its founders, the CBCF's mission is to serve as the non-partisan policy oriented catalyst that educates future leaders and promotes collaboration among legislators, business leaders, minority-focused organizational leaders, and organized labor to effect positive and sustainable change in the African American community. To that end, the CBCF has worked to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas." (http://www.cbcfonline.org/Background.html)|
Center for Political and Economic Studies
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005-4928
|"The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies informs and illuminates the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to: improve the socioeconomic status of black Americans and other minorities; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society." [THINK TANK] (http://www.jointcenter.org/mission/index.html)|
|NAACP Legal Defense
and Education Fund
99 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
|NAACP LDF "main program areas are education, civic participation, economic access, affirmative action, and criminal justice. Although LDF works primarily through the courts, its strategies include advocacy, educational outreach, legislation monitoring, coalition building and policy research. Additionally, it provides scholarships for exceptional African-American students." (http://www.naacpldf.org/welcome/ataglance.html)|
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
4805 Mt. Hope Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 877-NAACP-98, 410-521-4939
|"The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities." (http://www.naacp.org/work/index.html)|
120 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
|"The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights." (http://www.nul.org/about/mission.htm)|
1002 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007-3601
|"The National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multiracial, multi-issue, international membership organization founded by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. We're working to move the nation and the world toward social, racial and economic justice. From our national headquarters in Chicago and a bureau in Washington, D.C., we're uniting people of diverse ethnic, religious, economic and political backgrounds to make America's promise of 'liberty and justice for all' a reality." (http://www.rainbowpush.org/about/index.html)|